The Trap by Melanie Raabe

The Trap book

We're giving away 50 copies of The Trap, the mind-bending debut thriller from Melanie Raabe – and the first title in our Crime and Thriller Book Club. Apply for your copy below

About the book

Twelve years ago, Linda's sister Anna was murdered. Her killer was never caught, but Linda saw him. Now, all these years on, she's just seen him again – on TV. He has since become a well-known reporter, and Linda – a famous novelist and infamous recluse. He knows what happened that night and she wrote a book about it but, when the doorbell rings, neither of them can be sure how the story will end.

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Obsessed with crime and thrillers? The Trap is the first in Mumsnet and Thin Blue Spine's Crime and Thriller book club. Get involved and find out what other books you could win, plus enter the competition to win a £100 Waterstones voucher.

About the author

Melanie Raabe

Melanie Raabe grew up in Thuringia, Germany, and attended the Ruhr-University Bochum, where she specialised in media studies and literature. After graduating, she moved to Cologne to work as a journalist by day and secretly write books by night. The Trap won the Stuttgarter Krimipreis (Stuttgart Crime Prize) for best crime debut of the year.

Book giveaway

To apply to win one of 50 copies of The Trap, simply fill out the form below by end of day Monday 30 January. This giveaway is sponsored by Thin Blue Spine crime writing blog.

We ask all winners to share their thoughts about the book on the discussion thread. Anyone who has read The Trap can post on the thread. Everyone who posts their detailed feedback by 13 March will be entered into a draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.